Musical Monday: Tangled Up in Blue

What is it about the Sunday/Monday transition? Last week at this time, I had a severe case of the blahs. That went away as the week progressed. Yesterday afternoon I started feeling a bit scratchy in the throat, which has given way to a raging sore throat. Can’t wait to see what next weekend brings. […]

The Unforgivable Sin, Part II

One week later and I don’t think I’ve actually gotten any further along in this thing, hah, and I’m really not sure I’m doing this topic any justice. We’ll see. It’s a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he’s got and all he’s ever gonna have. – William Munny, Unforgiven In […]

Weekend Update

Happy Monday. I’m sitting here waiting for the coffee to hit my system. No formal post this morning, so just some rambles off the top of my still-not-very-awake head. My writer’s circle met three hours earlier than usual yesterday. I’m not sure if it was the change in time that did it, or something else, […]

The Unforgivable Sin, Part I

SO, I stuck my foot (or maybe my fingers, since I was typing) in my mouth once again. Earlier in the week, in response to Nancy S. Thompson’s post (When a Character Does the Unforgivable) I said “I don’t think I can adequately order my thoughts on it here in this tiny little space. If […]

Required Reading

I’m breaking with my usual Monday-Friday thing because I think this is important enough to warrant it. Donna at Musings of a Penniless Writer posted this the other day. I then went and found the thread where all this stemmed from. Essentially, it was an author and an agent ganging up on reviewers over at […]

I Need to Know

First, a little music, from one of the Ugliest Men in Rock and Roll It’s amazing to think of how long Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been around. The nice thing is, the album he released in 2010 (Mojo) is excellent, and they still put on a killer show that mixes old hits, new […]

Can’t Get Enough of That Movie

If everything goes well tonight I will be seeing the new Sherlock Holmes film with a friend of ours tonight. This is not a sure thing, for we have a history of sudden cancellations with the person we’re supposed to meet there, and there are some concerns about the weather, since it looks like winter […]

Blog-o-lutions for 2012 (Sort of)

So, here we are, one week in the books on 2012, 51 more to go. The warm, fuzzy glow of the holidays is behind us, and we’re back at work, back in school, back to the realities of every day life. In my cold corner of the world, people have their heads down, trying not […]

Thank God for the Award…

…because without it, I’d be sunk. I’ve got nothing today, folks. Actually, I have something, but, for whatever reason, it’s just not coming out. On Monday, I did my resolutions for the year (and thank you for your comments). Today, I’ve been trying to do my BLOG-olutions, and it’s just not working. Everything is up […]

A New Year

Wow, where did the old one go? The sad truth of getting older is that time does indeed go faster the longer you’re on the planet. It seems like I just got used to writing 2011, now I have to get used to 12. Such is life. First, I have to say how much I […]